People Not Liking You =/= DiscriminationWhy is it when something bad happens to someone else it's funny, but when it happens to you it's discrimination?
I'm sure you're very cool.
I bet all of the other guys in the A/V club think you're "leet".
But that doesn't mean that anyone not liking you must be discrimination.
Let's look at the definition of discrimination, shall we?
Discrimination (noun): The differential treatment of individuals considered to belong to particular groups or categories, usually related to race, religion, gender, or physical/mental disabilities.
Now, unless you are trying to argue that people calling you stupid falls under "mental disabilities", you can shut the hell up right now.
People are not discriminating against you when they don't invite you to parties.
People are not discriminating against you when they don't let you participate in events.
People are not discriminating against you when they don't respond to you.
They just don't like you.
And as awesome as you think you are, people are free to not like you.
I know it can be confusing. You are so incredibly cool (except replace the word "cool", with "the total opposite of cool") and yet they still don't like you.
Obviously, there must be something else wrong. Obviously, there must be some form of discrimination.
I mean, how could anyone not like you?
Trust me. It's not that hard.
Today, I was doing my usual routine. Craft, ignore GM call, craft, ignore GM call.
Whisky, ignore GM call.
Just as one of my synths finished, yet another GM call popped up.
I should really find a way to remove the entire GM call function. It would save me so much time.
But this one looked different.
GM Call Description: Player Discrimination. Please Investigate.
I was torn. I hate discrimination, but at the same time, my moron detector was lit up like a Christmas tree.
I really need to start drinking more.
[GM]Dave>> Hail, Adventurer.
[GM]Dave>> I understand you are being persecuted.
[GM]Dave>> Do you need help organizing a march?
Player>> No, I am being discriminated against.
[GM]Dave>> That's what persecuted means, genius.
Player>> You need to go ban them.
[GM]Dave>> Them who?
Player>> The people who are discriminating me.
[GM]Dave>> It's like trying to talk to a wall.
Player>> What do u mean?
[GM]Dave>> Listen carefully.
Player>> It's a linkshell.
[GM]Dave>> A linkshell is discriminating against you?
[GM]Dave>> And how exactly are they doing this?
Player>> They won't give me a pearl.
[GM]Dave>> They won't give you a pearl.
[GM]Dave>> And you call this discrimination.
[GM]Dave>> And you're obviously retarded.
Player>> Ye... HEY!
[GM]Dave>> I am oh so sorry for your oppression.
[GM]Dave>> I cannot imagine what you have endured.
Player>> It's unfair.
[GM]Dave>> Being retarded often is.
[GM]Dave>> You do get good parking spots though.
Player>> I mean them not giving me a pearl.
[GM]Dave>> So you're cool with being retarded?
[GM]Dave>> That's good.
Player>> I'm not retarded.
[GM]Dave>> That's it.
[GM]Dave>> Never give up.
Player>> Are you going to ban them or not?
[GM]Dave>> Let me review my manual.
[GM]Dave>> I'm leaning toward no here.
Player>> What do you mean no?
[GM]Dave>> It's just like yes. Only not.
[GM]Dave>> And it comes with a side order of kiss my ass.
Player>> But discrimination is against the ToS.
[GM]Dave>> Yes. Yes, it is.
[GM]Dave>> But people hating you for being stupid is not.
Player>> They're being elitist.
[GM]Dave>> Fine, let me go talk to the leader.
[GM]Dave>> What a nice guy.
[GM]Dave>> Good news. We worked it out.
Player>> They're giving me a pearl?
[GM]Dave>> No. You're still retarded.
[GM]Dave>> But they did give me a pearl.
[GM]Dave>> Isn't it a lovely shade of blue?
Player>> THIS IS RIDICULOUS!
[GM]Dave>> Hold on a second.
[GM]Dave>> Chatting in my LS.
[GM]Dave>> This player I'm talking to is a total retard.
Player>> GODDAMNED GMS!
[GM]Dave>> Uh oh.
[GM]Dave>> I'm sorry. That comment qualifies as discrimination.
[GM]Dave>> I'm afraid I have to suspend you now.
Player>> ARE YOU $#%^ING SERIOUS?
[GM]Dave>> Well, by "suspend", I actually mean "ban".
[GM]Dave>> But you get the gist.
Player>> YOU'RE BANNING ME?!
[GM]Dave>> My hands are tied. I'd help you out...
[GM]Dave>> But I already filed a complaint.
[GM]Dave>> And we take all complaints like this seriously.
Player>> BUT YOU FILED THE COMPLAINT!
[GM]Dave>> Tough call.
Player>> I WANT TO FILE A COMPLAINT!
[GM]Dave>> Were you offended by your comments, too?
[GM]Dave>> I'll make a note on your file.
Player>> AGAINST YOU!
[GM]Dave>> I don't know what good that will do.
[GM]Dave>> Apparently, two people have complained about you.
[GM]Dave>> I can transfer you to our complaints manager.
Player>> YES. RIGHT AWAY.
Player>> THEY'RE GOING TO EAT YOU ALIVE.
[GM]Dave>> Are you a fan of irony?
Player>> Oh crap.
Jormungand hits Player for 15,293 points of damage.
Player was defeated by Jormungand.
[GM]Dave>> Haha. That retard just got killed.
[GM]Dave>> Dammit. mt
Listen. Everyone has the right to not like you.
They don't have to include you. No matter what your mom says.
Please stop saying discrimination.
If you do not, I cannot be held responsible for my actions.
Seriously. I just delete the logs when I'm done, so they really can't hold me responsible.
And remember, dragons never discriminate.